Okhali mein sir diyaa to musal se kya Darana.
English : If you have put your
head into the mortar then why fear of the pounder.
Meaning : If you have started a
difficult task, don't bother about what's going to happen.
Oont ke Muh mein Jeera.
English : Small cumin seed in a camel's
Meaning : Too small an amount for a
very large need.
Pratyakshya ko praman ki aavashykta nahi
English : Facts don't require proof to
Sar Salamat, to Pagdi hazaar.
English : If your head is intact, you
can have a thousand turbans.
Meaning : In troubled times, save your
head first, your possessions should not be your priority. You can buy
worldly things anytime later.
Sau sunar ki, ek lauhar ki
English : A single blow of a
blacksmith is equal to a hundred blows of a goldsmith.
Meaning : The power in one blow of
hammer used by blacksmith equals hundred blows of hammer used by
Kha Kar Billi Haaj Ko Chalee
Sawan ke andhe ko sab hara hi hara nazar aata hai.
English : One who goes blind in spring,
sees only greenery all around
Meaning : Used for people who fail to see
reality, especially dire circumstances when they have lived through
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